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Derby Opportunity Area - VCS Subgroup

09 March 2017

Derby has been selected by the Department for Education to be an Opportunity Area (OA) and as such is tasked with improving the educational attainment and outcomes for children and young people in ... read more »

Interested in running Arboretum Cafe?

28 February 2017

Derby City Council is conducting soft market testing with suitably experienced interested providers to find out the level of market interest in operating and providing appropriate services as part ... read more »

Cash for Kids - grants available!

21 February 2017

Gem, one of the largest commercial radio stations in the East Midlands, launched its own charity - Cash for Kids - last November having supported lots of charity campaigns in the past. Cash for ... read more »

FREE Finance training courses

16 February 2017

Derby CAS offer FREE finance courses and workshops specifically designed and run for the benefit of people involved with the finances of a group either as a treasurer, bookkeeper, member of a ... read more »

New ADD Buddy service for help and advice

14 February 2017

Are you, or is someone you know, trying to solve difficult problems and in need of some friendly help and advice? The St James Centre, in association with other agencies, can help through the ... read more »

Volunteers wanted for new ESOL project

14 February 2017

Derby Adult Learning Service is looking for volunteers for a new ESOL project aimed at hard to reach learners. Supported by ESOL staff, volunteers will be trained to help people get to grips with ... read more »

Youth volunteering abroad - EU grants

09 February 2017

Youth exchanges and volunteering abroad How to apply for an EU grant? Do you work with young people? Are they interested in volunteering abroad? In meeting young people from other countries? ... read more »

Great British Spring Clean

31 January 2017

Great British Spring Clean Keep Britain Tidy is launching its biggest-ever litter campaign, the Great British Spring Clean, to encourage 500,000 people to get out there and make sure their ... read more »

Tender Opportunity - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

25 January 2017

Derby City Council, in its capacity as the Authorising Body under the terms of the Mental Health Act 2007 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), has a legal duty to protect people in care homes ... read more »

FORMAT17 Festival - volunteers wanted!

17 January 2017

FORMAT International Photography Festival was established in 2004 and is now one of the UK's leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year ... read more »

Tesco Community Fund

17 January 2017

Tesco Community Fund is low on applications for funding so why not apply now and take advantage! The maximum amount to apply for is £5000. Projects are shortlisted and then voted for by the ... read more »

Workshop - raise your organisation's Facebook profile

05 January 2017

Come along and find out how to raise the profile of your organisation on Facebook - FREE workshop. According to JustGiving, the online fundraising platform, people who give through Facebook donate ... read more »

New service - Bilingual Crisis Buddy Service

22 December 2016

This is a new project funded by the Big Lottery Help Through Crisis Programme to help you. DHA are delivering this service with partners across Derbyshire county and Derby city. Derbyshire ... read more »

East Midlands Ambulance Service Tips

20 December 2016

As we head into winter and the temperature falls East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has some top tips to help you and your loved ones stay well this winter. Winter is one of the busiest ... read more »

Derby College SU Wellbeing Event 2017

07 December 2016

Derby College Student's Union Health and Wellbeing Event 2017 Derby College SU Health and Wellbeing event will be held in March 2017. Stands are free for voluntary and community organisations so ... read more »

Survive and Thrive - FREE training from MFC

07 December 2016

The Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby has partnered with The British Red Cross and Upbeat Communities to deliver a project supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Derby called ... read more »

Progress Care Recruitment Day

01 December 2016

Progress Care Solutions is holding a recruitment day on Tuesday 6 December in Derby. The organisation is looking for inspirational, motivated and caring staff that believe they can make a ... read more »

Just Good Friends Club

29 November 2016

Just Good Friends Club - A Nightclub Event for Adults with Learning Disabilities Tuesday 13 December - 7 to 11pm Christmas Nightclub Event The Spot Wilmot Street West, Derby DE1 2JW Tickets ... read more »

Joined Up Care Derbyshire

29 November 2016

Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible. ... read more »

Housing Related Support - DCC consultation

24 November 2016

Consultation on the proposals for the future of Housing Related Support (HRS) services The Council is now consulting on the future of HRS services. This will potentially affect the following ... read more »

Excel Courses - FREE places!

24 November 2016

EMA Training in Heanor runs Excel Workshops and is offering two FREE places to voluntary and community organisations. The half day workshops are instructor-led and held in a fully equipped ... read more »

Derbyshire Emergency Volunteers

24 November 2016

Derbyshire County Council is looking for emergency volunteers to help should a crisis arise in the county Derbyshire Emergency Volunteers Would you be interested in helping people who have been ... read more »

Big Energy Saving Network

24 November 2016

BIG ENERGY SAVING NETWORK Derby Rights and Representation Foundation has been approved as a member of the Big Energy Saving Network by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. ... read more »

Family Mediation Services

17 November 2016

Do you come across people who are struggling with the effects of family breakdown in your work? If so Staffordshire Family Mediation Service might be able to help. The service helps people make ... read more »

First Steps Awareness and Stigma Film

08 November 2016

First Steps has launched a video to reduce the stigma surrounding eating disorders and difficulties - the video was created with different perspectives on what eating disorders mean to people as ... read more »

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

02 November 2016

The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund launches on 7 November - through the Fund Galaxy will be making seventy awards of £300 to warm-hearted community projects and people. Additionally this year we ... read more »

The Learning Consortium and Citizens Advice South Derbyshire need your votes!

02 November 2016

The Learning Consortium (formerly Derbyshire Learning and Development Consortium) and Citizens Advice South Derbyshire have been shortlisted for the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund to deliver ... read more »

Active Communities Grants

01 November 2016

Active Communities Grants between £5,000 - £50,000 Available Now With One to One Support and Help from Foundation Derbyshire Independent Charity, Foundation Derbyshire, has been ... read more »

Congratulations to our quiz winners!

26 October 2016

Congratulations to the three winners of our AGM quiz - the winners are: Pavndeep Gill - Royal Voluntary Service Rashpal Rai - Wellbeing Works Lynne Smitheringale - Sight Support Derbyshire Thanks ... read more »

Derby Advice Services

20 October 2016

Looking for advice on benefits, housing, jobs, care, disability, deby or immigration in Derby? Click here to see at a glance where to get help. read more »

Community Action Survey

18 October 2016

If you have two minutes to spare please take part in our annual survey and help shape our service over the coming year - we need your input! read more »

Tender Opportunity - Provision of a children's rights service

18 October 2016

Provision of a Children's Rights Service - Awarding body Derby City Council Estimated Value: £246,000 Estimated Start Date: 1 April 2017 Estimated End Date: 31 March 2019 Description: ... read more »

Funding Opportunity - Asda

18 October 2016

Asda stores in Spondon and Sinfin have a community support programme called 'You Choose' - shoppers cast their votes between three different charities using green counters and after three months ... read more »

Our facts and figures 2015/2016

13 October 2016

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Falls Prevention Survey

04 October 2016

Working together to reduce the risk of falling - please help by filling in the survey below. Derby City Council's falls prevention team want to find out more about exercise classes in Derby that ... read more »

Influencing Change Programme - limited free places

29 September 2016

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation's popular five-day 'Influencing Change' programme will begin again on 8 November 2016. The programme is spread over five months and is aimed at individuals who are ... read more »

Social Value Consultation

27 September 2016

Derbyshire County Council has launched a consultation into their plans to include Social Value when procuring local services, including those from the voluntary and community sector. The Social ... read more »

FREE training from Safe and Sound Derby

08 September 2016

Safe and Sound Derby is holding FREE full day Child Sexual Exploitation training sessions at the Kedleston Road Training Centre in Derby. The sessions are open to anyone in the voluntary and ... read more »

Funding opportunities - lots of them!

08 September 2016

Andrew LLoyd Webber Foundation - deadline 16 September The objects of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation are to promote culture, heritage and the arts for the public benefit. As well as ... read more »

Funding opportunity

08 September 2016

Rothschild & Co - deadline 30 September Our ambition is to raise and realise the aspirations of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and encourage them to pursue further education and ... read more »

Steps for the Future - Health and Wellbeing Club

08 September 2016

Steps for the Future, the Performing Arts Academy for adults with differences, has launched a Health and Wellbeing Club which is now open for membership. Thursday morning sessions are at Queens ... read more »

Derby Carers Writing Group Showcase

06 September 2016

Derby Carers Writing Groups presents a showcase of work called 'Snapshots from the hearts and lives of carers' at QUAD, Market Place, Derby on Monday 26 September at 7:30pm. Tickets are free but ... read more »

BITC service ends

06 September 2016

Due to lack of funding, Business in the Community is unfortunately no longer able to support the Derbyshire ProHelp service and it will therefore cease operating with immediate effect. Those ... read more »

Become a Community Action Trustee!

31 August 2016

Are you passionate about the voluntary and community sector? Do you have experience of managing or working in the sector? Is your organisation a member of Community Action Derby? If you ... read more »

Tender opportunity from DCC

31 August 2016

Provision of Domiciliary Care (planned and unplanned), Emergency 24/7 Support, and Core Care and Support, at four Extra Care Schemes Across Derby. The schemes are Cedar House, Greenwich Gardens, ... read more »

DCC Council Tax Support Scheme Consultation

31 August 2016

Derby City Council is currently running a public consultation about potential changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme in Derby from April 2017. The consultation runs until 28 October 2016 ... read more »

Inspirative Development Training Opportunity

30 August 2016

Inspirative Development offers BTEC Level 2 training in Supporting Activity Provision for Health and Social Care. The training is for organisations that are part of providing provision and ... read more »

Derbyshire Sports Awards

30 August 2016

There are 13 categories in the local district and Derby Telegraph Sports Awards and you can nominate, not just sporting heroes, but volunteers, coaches, leaders and clubs in Derbyshire. We want to ... read more »

The Pink Sheet - training and events from Community Action

25 August 2016

Check out the Pink Sheet with lots of training and events at Community Action from September to November. read more »

Aquarius - 'Time of my life' service

25 August 2016

Aquarius runs a service called 'Time of my Life' which supports people over 50 who are currently experiencing alcohol misuse or who are at risk of harm from alcohol misuse. This is often a hidden ... read more »

FareShare Food Donations

23 August 2016

The FareShare FoodCloud project aims to redistribute fit to eat food from store level directly to charities, not-for-profits and community groups. The scheme is in its sixth phase and launching in ... read more »

Autumn workshops at Community Action

18 August 2016

We have lots of workshops planned for the coming months: Minute Taking 13 September Introduction to Project Management 22 ... read more »

'Chill Ville' - an urban retreat

18 August 2016

As part of World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October 'Chill Ville - an urban retreat' will pop up in Derby Market Place as part of Rethink's celebrations of the day Chill Ville will be a little ... read more »

Healthy Networking Fair

18 August 2016

We're holding our AGM and health-themed networking event on Thursday 13 October from 10am to 12:30pm in the prestigious Joseph Wright Gallery at Derby Museum and Art Gallery in Derby. The work we ... read more »

A change in service

18 August 2016

Our services to you - a few changes The funding cuts to Community Action - and all voluntary organisations in the city - mean that we have had to make some changes to the way we deliver our ... read more »

Club Matters Workshops

09 August 2016

Club Matters is holding two workshops in October in Alfreton and Derby to help support local clubs and volunteers across the county: • Developing a Marketing Strategy - 11 October at the ... read more »

LLoyds Bank Foundation Transform Programme

04 August 2016

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has launched Transform; a new policy, practice and infrastructure focussed grants programme designed to strengthen and support the domestic and sexual ... read more »

Lark in the Park

04 August 2016

Lark in the Park - Derby Arboretum Summer Celebration. On Sunday 21 August 2016 12pm- 4pm, the newly formed Friends of Derby Arboretum, Spiral Arts, The Rotary Club of Derby, Sustrans, Arboretum ... read more »

First Steps Skills for Carers Course

02 August 2016

First Steps Derbyshire is running a course of seven workshops for carers of people with eating difficulties. The course will focus on warmth, empathy and self-reflection. For more information ... read more »

CCG grant funding round opens

26 July 2016

The CCG Discretionary Services Grant funding round is now open for online applications via the Bravo portal. Please find below the links for the relevant websites to access the documentation: The ... read more »

Radio 5 Live from Derby tomorrow - be on the show!

12 July 2016

BBC Radio 5 Live's Afternoon Edition programme will be broadcast from the QUAD tomorrow between 1 and 4pm. This will be a special show to tie in with Theresa May officially becoming Prime Minister. ... read more »

Marketing Derby Ambassador Course - one free place!

21 June 2016

Marketing Derby has kindly offered a free place on the Derby Ambassador course on Thursday 7 July to voluntary and community organisations in the city. If you would like to find out about the ... read more »

Chellaston Neighbourhood Planning Consultation

15 June 2016

Derby City Council has received an application from the Chellaston Neighbourhood Planning Forum to establish themselves as the group which will undertake neighbourhood planning for the Chellaston ... read more »

Aquarius - craft and games donations wanted

14 June 2016

Aquarius works with people affected by substance misuse - not only people who have been in active addiction but also their families - and runs a number of groups to help people of all ages, and ... read more »

Take a Stand - cycle stand scheme

14 June 2016

Lifecycle UK, with the support of Derby City Council is introducing its popular Take A Stand® scheme to Derby. What is Take A Stand®? It is a project that encourages more cycling by ... read more »

Derby Uni Students Union Charity Fund Open

14 June 2016

The University of Derby Students' Union student fundraising committee, Derby Raise and Give, is pleased to announce that its charity nominations are open for the 2016/17 academic year. Each year ... read more »

Well Dressings - workshops at QUAD

14 June 2016

Derby Well Dressing Trail 2016 You are invited to come along and help create the Well Dressings for Derby's 2016 Trail. Drop-in workshops take place next week: Monday 20 June 2 to 4pm at QUAD ... read more »

Funding Fair brings in funding!

08 June 2016

At our recent Funding Fair at Derby Silk Mill one organisation made a connection with a very generous person. Creative Carers, an organisation run by and for carers, has received a donation from ... read more »

Funding Bulletin

08 June 2016

Get the latest funding news and information for voluntary and community organisations in the June issue of Funding News. read more »

D2N2 Research Project Tender

31 May 2016

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting submissions to deliver a research project to better understand the economic and social impact of emerging migrant communities and the challenges they ... read more »

BITC - professional help for your organisation

19 May 2016

ProHelp is a group of professionals firms who have formed to provide free professional services to community based, not-for-profit social enterprises working for the social regeneration of your ... read more »

Citizens Advice - moving forward without DCC

19 May 2016

When Derby became the first city in Britain without a walk-in Citizens Advice service, many feared for the well-being of Derby's most vulnerable. Fortunately the staff and volunteers of Citizens ... read more »

Volunteers' Week 2016 Events

18 May 2016

Volunteering Fair The Volunteering Fair kicks off our celebrations on Wednesday 1 June and we're delighted to be working with Intu Derby who have kindly offered us a pop-up shop in the centre as a ... read more »

DoH carers consultation

18 May 2016

Department of Health Carers Consultation The Department of Health is holding a consultation looking at the role of carers and the support needed by them to enable them in their role. This link ... read more »

DCC consultation on care homes and day centres

18 May 2016

Consultation on the future of directly provided Care Homes and Day Centres Derby City Council is required to make cuts of £45m by 2019 and is therefore undertaking a review of its services. ... read more »

Funding Fair - who will be there?

11 May 2016

We're looking forward to welcoming lots of people at our Funding and Enterprise Fair next Tuesday - 17 May - at Derby Silk Mill Museum from 10am to 1pm. WE have over 30 stands booked offering ... read more »

Foundation Derbyshire - grants available

10 May 2016

Foundation Derbyshire are actively on the hunt for bids for the following: Jefford Weller Fund - working with homelessness and housing issues. John Weston Fund - working with young people 11-25. ... read more »

New fund for the arts!

10 May 2016

New Fund - The William and Griselda Kerr Fund This fund has been established to support groups that use the arts, such as music, dance and drama, to work with and help some of the most vulnerable ... read more »

Volunteers' Week - say thank you to your volunteers

26 April 2016

Volunteers' Week 2016 - Treat and Try It Morning Monday 6 June - 10am to 1pm Would you like to say thank you to your volunteers for the amazing work they do for your organisation? Working with ... read more »

Four Derby orgs need your vote - deadline Friday 22 April

20 April 2016

Four Derby organisations are in the running for funding from the Skills and Opportunities Fund but need your votes to secure the funding. Artcore, Charnwood 20:20, JET and the Multi-Faith Centre ... read more »

Business Connectors - helping voluntary organisations

20 April 2016

Would you like to find out how to link in with local businesses and work more in partnership with them? Come along to a Business Connector session and find out more. Nick Tooley, Derby's first ... read more »

Consultation on Care Homes and Day Centres

13 April 2016

Consultation on the future of directly provided Care Homes and Day Centres Derby City Council is required to make cuts of £45m by 2019 and is therefore undertaking a review of its services. ... read more »

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Consultation

13 April 2016

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Consultation Derby City Council is undertaking a Social Value Consultation with suitably qualified and experienced organisations who would be interested in ... read more »

FREE Nordic walking sesions

13 April 2016

Derbyshire Mind is holding two free Nordic Walking sessions next Wednesday 20 April as part of a national Mind project - Get Set to Go. The first session starts at 11am - meet at Rethink Derby ... read more »

HLF Natural Heritage Grants

06 April 2016

Our natural heritage is important. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF can help you make a big difference to the green spaces and wildlife on your doorstep. From protecting threatened habitats ... read more »

Oddfellows fundraise for PARC

24 March 2016

Derby Oddfellows have been hard at it fundraising for local voluntary and community organisations. This year's beneficiary is the Play And Recycling Centre which is set to receive £5,789.75 ... read more »

FREE webinar - How to use social media to fundraise

22 March 2016

NCVO is holding FREE webinar - How to use social media for fundraising - for voluntary and community organisations on 24 March from 12 to 12:45pm. For more information and to register click here. read more »

Funding and Enterprise Event

09 March 2016

Funding and Enterprise Event - Tuesday 17 May 10am to 12:30pm The Silk Mill Musuem, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF We currently have 26 stands confirmed for the Funding and Enterprise Event - a ... read more »

Half-day volunteering project wanted

03 March 2016

A team of around 45 B&Q managers are looking for a half-day volunteering opportunity on 28 April from approximately 1pm to 4:30pm in the Derby/Burton area. So if you have any projects that you ... read more »

Volunteering projects wanted

03 March 2016

Does your organisation have any one day projects for a group of volunteers? Painting and decorating? A garden makeover? Lloyds Banking Group has a willing and able group of volunteers looking for ... read more »

DCC Cuts 'lawful'

02 March 2016

Derby City Council's cuts to voluntary sector funding were 'called in' - challenged - last night at a meeting at the Council House. The two hour meeting resulted in a decision that the cuts ... read more »

HLF - 19 Derby projects share over £1million

01 March 2016

A recent crop of National Lottery-funded projects have highlighted Derby as a city of makers, birders, cricketers, hip-hoppers, soldiers and settlers. Nineteen projects of all shapes and sizes ... read more »

Art for Life - Artcore open day

01 March 2016

Artcore is holding an open day event - Art for Life - on Tuesday 8 March 11am to 1pm at Artcore, 3 Charnwood Street in Derby. 'Art for Life' focuses on the value that art plays in the lives of ... read more »

Children's Rights Service - volunteers wanted

01 March 2016

Volunteering Matters is looking for excellent communicators with life skills to train to become Independent Visitors and Independent Advocates for the Children's Rights Service - Derby. By ... read more »

Healthwatch Reference Group

23 February 2016

Healthwatch Derby would like to invite you to the next Healthwatch Reference Group. This is an open forum to find out your views and experiences of health and social care in Derby - anything from ... read more »

Rolls Royce Community Project

18 February 2016

Are you a local charity or community group that has a project that you would welcome some help on? Would you benefit from three Rolls-Royce leadership apprentices employees working with you for ... read more »

Self Help Forum

11 February 2016

The forum is a great opportunity for groups to raise awareness of the fantastic work that they have carried out for local communities in Derby. Health speakers are invited along to each forum. ... read more »

BBC Radio 4 Any Questions - tickets available

09 February 2016

BBC Radio 4's programme Any Questions is coming to the Central United Reformed Church in Derby on Friday 1 April. The live broadcast starts at 8.01pm - limited amounts of tickets are available. ... read more »

Creative Carers Programme of Activities

04 February 2016

Creative Carers has launched its latest programme of activities from February to April for informal carers in the city - criteria for FREE membership is you must be over 18 and look after someone ... read more »

Funding News - latest issue

04 February 2016

Don't miss out on all the latest funding opportunities - click to read Funding News and click here to subscribe. read more »

DCC Paper on 100% cuts to VCS

03 February 2016

Derby City Council recommend 100 % cut to VCS funding to go ahead. Click here to read the full report. read more »

Parent Carer Programme

02 February 2016

Inspirative Development is running a Parent and Carer programme in Derby city and Belper. Funded places on the programme are available for parents, carers and PAs. For more information about the ... read more »

Spring Fest in Arboretum Park

28 January 2016

Friends of Derby Arboretum celebrate Spring in the park On Sunday 20 March the newly formed Friends of Derby Arboretum group and the Rotary Club of Derby are organising a Spring Fest which will ... read more »

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK

28 January 2016

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK - applications now open This programme is designed to provide high quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small ... read more »

School Governors Wanted!

28 January 2016

Derby City Schools need Governors! Interested? A school governor contributes to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in a ... read more »

Mill Street Community Building Survey

26 January 2016

The Diocese of Derby would like to ask the local community's opinions on how a currently disused building on Mill Street, DE1 1DY - formerly known as Youth House/St John's School - could be ... read more »

Engaging with people with a learning disability - NHS grant

26 January 2016

NHS England is giving grants of up to £10,000 each. These grants are to support the involvement of people with a learning disability who are given the least chance to have their say. This is ... read more »

Good Neighbour Fund Success

26 January 2016

Good Neighbour Fund - funded by Derby City Council and Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group - £5,000 funding pot Community Action supported 13 groups to secure funding through ... read more »

£3.6million of funding into Derby

21 January 2016

From April 2014 to March 2015 a total of 96 projects were funded in Derby amounting to a total of £3,652,661! Funding for projects came from: • Awards For All - £389,032 - 48 ... read more »

Stoves Community Kitchens - free appliances

20 January 2016

Stoves - deadline 31 January British cooking appliance brand, Stoves, is looking for community projects to support as part of its new £20,000 Community Kitchens campaign awarding deserving ... read more »

Derby Book Festival writing competition

19 January 2016

Tell us your Secrets - in fifty words! Local writers are invited to reveal their 'Secrets' in a story of fifty words. This is the challenge being set by Derby Book Festival as they launch their ... read more »

Homeless Sunday - Derby Cathedral Service

19 January 2016

Homeless Sunday to be celebrated at Derby Cathedral this weekend More than 200 people are expected to attend Derby Cathedral on 24 January to celebrate Homeless Sunday - a nationally recognised ... read more »

Biggest annual survey of voluntary organisations

19 January 2016

Biggest annual survey of charities and voluntary organisations Take part in the biggest annual survey of charities and voluntary organisations. The survey, run by a coalition of charities, is ... read more »

Borderline Arts creative classes

13 January 2016

Borderline Arts raise awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder and empower those with with the condition and their care-givers/loved one. Borderline Arts is the only BPD-specific charity in ... read more »

The Will Trust Grants

13 January 2016

The Will Trust - deadline 31 January The Trust makes grants of £5,000 - £20,000 to UK registered or exempt charities whose activities fall within the following three categories: care ... read more »

Transform your community spaces with Topps Tiles

12 January 2016

Topps Tiles is transforming the spaces at the heart of Derby's community At the heart of every community is a place where people get together - village halls, community centres, public libraries, ... read more »

FREE winter kit and vehicle health check for Winter Friends Volunteers!

12 January 2016

Local car dealership Ron Brooks is offering FREE vehicle health checks and a winter kit to all Winter Friends volunteers! This very generous offer came after Assistant Sales Manager Neil Haynes ... read more »

Hidden Histories - a creative WW1 project

12 January 2016

Spiral Arts is inviting groups or individuals to work with them on an exciting research and community banner making project with PhD research student, Mark Knight and Prof Paul Elliott from ... read more »

Funding News - latest issue

12 January 2016

Don't miss out on the latest funding opprtunities - click to read Funding News and follow the instructions if you would like to subscibe and receive it automatically. read more »

Parent and Carer Programme - February 2016

15 December 2015

Inspirative Development is running a Parent and Carer programme from February 2016 in Derby city and also in Belper. Funded places on the programme are available for parents, carers and PAs. For ... read more »

Super Kitchen - tackling hunger, food waste and isolation

03 December 2015

Super Kitchen is coming to Derbyshire to share its social eating vision through the Feeding Derbyshire Strategy. Super Kitchen, a project of Eudaimonia, is a membership-based network that ... read more »

Chellaston Village Neighbourhood Area Application

26 November 2015

Derby City Council has received an application from the Chellaston Residents' Association to designate part of Chellaston as a Neighbourhood Area which, if successful, will allow them to prepare a ... read more »

Home Office Prevent Innovation Fund

25 November 2015

The Office for Security and Counter Terrorism in the Home Office has launched the Prevent Innovation Fund, inviting funding proposals costing up to £100,000. The aim of the Prevent strategy ... read more »

Adult Social Care Charging Policy Consultation

24 November 2015

A new charging policy is being produced by Derby City Council that sets out the amounts it charges and clearly sets out the key principles it will always use when working out whether or not a ... read more »

DCC consultation on proposed changes to Council Tax Support Scheme

12 November 2015

Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme for Derby Derby City Council is consulting on proposed changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme for Derby. The Council Tax ... read more »

Dementia Friends Volunteer Champions

10 November 2015

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the ... read more »

Healthwatch - mystery shoppers wanted

20 October 2015

Healthwatch Derby is looking for Mystery Shoppers at local opticians - can you help? If you've had your eyes tested recently or are planning on visiting the optician soon Healthwatch Derby want to ... read more »

Funding Consultation -Equality Impact Assessment

13 October 2015

Invitation to take part in an Equality Impact Assessment - 9:30 on 5 November at the Council House The Council is predicting significant cuts in the funding it receives in the future from Central ... read more »

FREE Mental Health Awareness Training

08 October 2015

Derbyshire Mental Health Forum is offering a programme of free Mental Health Awareness Training in Derby and Derbyshire. The full day course is designed to give participants an understanding of ... read more »

Funding Opportunities

08 October 2015

D M Thomas Foundation - deadline 13 October DM Thomas Foundation for Young People is dedicated to helping disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and children. Under our ABLE banner, our ... read more »

New Bid-writing Service

24 September 2015

Would you like to know which funders to approach for funding? Do you struggle with writing funding applications? Community Action's bid writers can help! Community Action has a new bid writing ... read more »

DCC and SDCCG Budget Consultation

22 September 2015

Derby City Council (DCC) and Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SDCCG) have launched the Voluntary Community and Faith Sector Joint Consultation on future funding. Please take the ... read more »

AGM Film 2015

10 September 2015

We held our short AGM and Volunteering Fair on Wednesday 9 September at Derby Silk Mill Museum. Over 130 people came along and we had 42 organisations with stands who were looking to recruit more ... read more »

Sexual Health Network for Derby City and Derbyshire

06 August 2015

DCHS NHS Foundation Trust would like to invite you/ your service to become part of a proposed new sexual health network. The network will aim to provide professional partners with the opportunity ... read more »

Youth Health Movement Website

30 July 2015

The Royal Society for Public Health has launched a new website aimed at engaging young people to play a part in their own and their peers' health and wellbeing. The Youth Health Movement website ... read more »

Mental Health Infolink Handbook

18 June 2015

Infolink is a mental health resource database that contains information about services, groups and activities available to people throughout Derbyshire to promote good mental and physical health. ... read more »

Social Inclusion Consortium

11 June 2015

The consortium has formed across the D2N2 area to work towards a locally based voluntary sector-led application for one strand within the D2N2 LEP European Union Structural Investment Funds ... read more »

Quality Standards Recognised by DCC and CCG

04 June 2015

Derby Information and Advice Network and Sound Advice Quality Standards recognised by Council and Southern Derbyshire CCG Council Cabinet in March agreed to recognise quality standards such as ... read more »

Community Economic Development

22 April 2015

Community Economic Development The programme provides specialist support, advice and grant funding to help residents, local business and public sector organisations to work together to strengthen ... read more »

Sally's Success in Fundraising Qualification

14 April 2015

Sally Williams, Locality Manager at RVS, recently achieved a Level 3 Fundraising Qualification - the first learner to study the qualification with support from Community Action, the umbrella group ... read more »

New bid-writing service for VCS

02 April 2015

Community Action is delighted to announce the imminent launch of a new bid-writing service for the voluntary and community sector in the city. Derby City Council has been pivotal in taking this ... read more »

First Steps Compulsive Exercise Support

03 March 2015

First Steps is currently gathering interest for a closed group, which will focus on providing support for those struggling with Compulsive Exercise in conjunction with their eating disorder. ... read more »

Funding success with Community Action support!

11 February 2015

£94,000 in funding for three organisations from The Heritage Lottery Fund! Three local organisations have been successful in securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund after attending ... read more »

Derby's Local Offer for children and young people

10 February 2015

Does your organisation work with children or young people aged up to 25 with special needs or disabilities? If so make sure your service or activity is on Derby City's Local Offer. Derby's Local ... read more »

Healthwatch - 'Think Healthy' report

05 February 2015

Healthwatch Derby have now produced the full report following their 'Think Healthy' consultation into Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Their report, recommendations and appendices are ... read more »

East Midlands Wood Recycling - Citizens' Eye film

12 November 2014

East Midlands Wood Recycling CIC is a Social Enterprise that was set up to reclaim, reuse and recycle wood providing good quality wood for sale to people in Derby and beyond at a great price. Wood ... read more »

AGM film 2014

12 November 2014

We held our AGM and networking event on 16 October in the Council Chamber at Derby City Council House. As in previous years our Citizens' Eye team of community reporting volunteers produced a film ... read more »

Contract and tender websites

30 October 2014

We have gathered together some useful websites for organisations looking for contracts and tenders. Source Derbyshire - a free portal advertising tender opportunities in Derbyshire with the ... read more »

Livewell - helping people in Derby live better

28 October 2014

Livewell is a new service run by Derby City Council to help people lose weight, stop smoking and improve their overall health and wellbeing. The year-long free service offers specialist support ... read more »

Latest film from Citizens' Eye - Plus One

02 October 2014

In December 2013, Barnardos joined forces with Derby's major cultural institutions to launch the Plus One initiative. Set up in order to give children in care the opportunity to experience live ... read more »

Looking for office space?

17 June 2014

Community Action has offices to let in Charnwood Street just a short walk from the city centre. The property can be rented as a whole or split into three units and is offered at very competitive ... read more »

Second Chance Rescue appeal

03 June 2014

Second Chance Dog Rescue in Chellaston run solely on donations and fundraising events throughout the year to help wth their never-ending vet bills - they are also faced with their land being sold ... read more »

Choose Well - advice on medical help

26 February 2014

Get the right service first time Health leaders in Southern Derbyshire have launched a campaign to help patients get the right treatment at the right time. The drive to help people Choose Well was ... read more »

DCC Ward Profiles

15 January 2014

Local Support Services Framework. Please click for Derby City Council's ward profiles. read more »

Cuts Campaign - next steps

19 November 2013

Cuts Campaign - the next steps The VCS Leadership Group would like to thank everyone who was involved in the Day of Action on 5 November. As you will now be aware the decision was not ... read more »

DCC Budget Consultation

14 November 2013

Derby City Council Budget Consultation 2014/15 to 2016/17 Derby City Council has published its budget consultation document for 2014/15 to 2016/17 and is seeking your comments on the ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Colin's Story

29 October 2013

In this short film Colin Boocock, Chair of Famous Trains Model Railway, talks about the support his organisation has received from Community Action in developing project ideas and securing funding. ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Suzie's Story

28 October 2013

In the sixth of our Unfair Deal for Derby films Suzie talks very openly about how volunteering has helped her to develop new skills, improve her self-confidence and define a sense of purpose after ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Karina's Story

25 October 2013

In part 5 of the Unfair for Derby campaign series of films Karina Martin, Project Director at Upbeat Communities talks about the organisation's work. Click for news of the Unfair Deal for Derby ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Maureen's Story

22 October 2013

In part 3 of the Unfair for Derby campaign series of films Maureen, a volunteer with Age UK Derby and Derbyshire tells the story of how she became involved in volunteering and what it means to ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Adrian's Story

22 October 2013

In the fourth of the Unfair Deal for Derby series of films - Derby City Council's Adrian McNaney talks about Community Action's work in Derby. Click for news of the Unfair Deal for Derby campaign ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Richard's story

17 October 2013

In part 2 of our 'Unfair Deal for Derby' series Richard Ball, voluntary services coordinator at Derby Hospital Foundation Trust, talks about the support the Trust has received from Community ... read more »

Unfair Deal for Derby - Maggie's story

17 October 2013

The first in a series of very short films demonstrating what the services of voluntary and community organisations mean to individuals and organisations, be they volunteers, service users or ... read more »

DCC betrays most vulnerable

16 October 2013

This week Derby City Council will once again blame national funding cuts to disguise their lack of proactive local leadership when they meet to approve their proposed cuts to voluntary and ... read more »

DCC Funding Recommendations 2014/15

09 October 2013

Derby City Council's funding recommendations for the voluntary and community sector are now available to view or download. The final decision on the proposed cuts will be made at the Cabinet ... read more »

Social Enterprise Network Launch

10 July 2013

Community Action held the launch of Derby's Social Enterprise Network at the YMCA in Derby on 4 July. 25 different organisations attended the event with guest speakers: Mayor of Derby, Cllr ... read more »

Community Directory Derbyshire

17 April 2012

28 March 2012 Community Directory Derbyshire is a new directory for voluntary and community groups in Derby and Derbyshire. To check the details of your group or to register for FREE see www. ... read more »

Reach Out and Funding News - are you getting them?

31 August 2011

If not click here to be added to the distribution list. Reach Out is the fortnightly ebulletin from Commmunity Action Derby with lots of news, training and events for the voluntary and community ... read more »

Reach Out Archive

24 November 2009

View our Archive If you would like to read past copies of Reach Out, the fortnightly ebulletin from Community Action, please click on the link above. We also publish a monthly training and events ... read more »

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